Expertise from the Outside

December 2008
HealthLeaders Magazine;Dec2008, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p47
The article discusses the benefits for hospitals of establishing advisory boards comprising of business leaders who share their expertise without charge. The decision by UCSF Medical Center chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Laret to set up an executive advisory board is tackled. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts established visiting committees to engage business and community leaders in the institution. Recommendations for healthcare organizations to have an effective relationship with an advisory team are delineated.


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